"Ayubowan ...." Colombo by ukirsari

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Just couple hours here

Ayubowan [Sinhala lingo or Sinhalese] is the way of Srilankans to say greetings. And the meaning is pretty nice: may you have long life.
I spend several hours here, before heading to Delhi for my India trip 2004 and back from Delhi to Singapore.

Lush-greenery Srilanka

So far, I see many many coconut trees and lush-greenery places around Colombo. I hear about elephant orphanage, several Buddhist temples and atolls as main tourist destinations.

'Learn' about Gulab Jamun

My first experience to try Indian cuisine abroad [not in my own country] happened in the aircraft. Something sweets so called Gulab Jamun for dessert. Milk powder added with egg and fried, then served with simple syrup. So delicious [even too sweet, so I eat it with red wine :)].
Then something that I'll never forget, after having dinner in the aircraft on the way to Delhi, we'd got 3 times stalls caused by thunderstorm, so I entertain myself with playing games and sing an Indonesian pop-song, "Ada cerita, tentang cinta kita." [here a story about our love].

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  • Last visit to Colombo: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 23, 2004
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